BBC director general Mark Thompson has announced wide-ranging job cuts at the corporation, intended to save hundreds of millions of pounds to plough back into programmes.
BBC JOB LOSSES
A total of 3,780 posts to close over the next three years - almost one in five employees in UK public service divisions.
Some 2,050 of those are from content and output areas. The other 1,730 are from Professional Services - the behind-the-scenes support services. These were announced on 10 March.
The cuts will be made by 2008 and the full break-down is as follows:
TV - 47 posts (18% of division's workforce). Savings £37m
- Radio & Music- 150 posts (15%). Savings £9.4m
- New Media Central - 58 posts (18%). Savings £7.7m
- Nations and Regions - 735 posts (13%). Savings £54.4m
- Drama, Entertainment and CBBC - 150 posts (10%). Savings £45.2m
- Factual & Learning - 424 posts close (21%). Savings £22.9m
- BBC News - 420 posts (12%). Savings £34.4m
- BBC Sport - 66 posts (13%) Savings £9.9m
- Professional Services - 1,730 posts (46%), Savings £139m
SAVINGS AND REINVESTMENT
The cuts are expected to save £355m a year, director general Mark Thompson said - £35m more than his original target. Some £221m will be saved by the changes in programme-making areas.
Mr Thompson said there would be fewer repeats and the money would be reinvested in original drama, comedy, music, journalism and other programme areas.
£47m a year by 2008 in TV drama on BBC One and BBC Two
- £6m for the Alternative Proms and Music for All
- £23m for TV factual overall including £9 million for Specialist Factual on BBC One
- £45m for News, boosting original journalism, current affairs, Middle East news coverage and news on-demand
- £52m for Nations & Regions' local output, plus an increased share of network TV spend
- Investing in Building Public Value ideas, including £32m to help New Media develop platforms and navigation, on demand and two-way applications
BBC governors will have to apply their own public value test and plans would be dependent on the licence fee settlement and governors' approval.